Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ADR Client Counseling Competition Judges and Clients Needed

On Tuesday, October 27, the Touro Law Center Alternative Dispute Resolution Society will hold the preliminary round of the intra school Client Counseling Competition from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Law School in Central Islip.

The Client Counseling Competition provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills they will utilize in practice. The Competition simulates a law office consultation in which two person law student teams, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter. The students conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client and then explain to the client how they would recommend proceeding further in the hypothetical situation. Each team is given 45 minutes to conduct a client interview and a post-interview self analysis. While the judges are present during the interview and self-analysis, they do not interact with the students teams. The teams are judged on ten different criteria including understanding the client’s goals and objectives, problem analysis, effective counseling, the client’s informed choice and post interview reflection. The final round is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m.

We hope you will be able to join us as a judge or client for the Client Counseling Competition. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge or client, please contact Kristin Matthews at (631) 761-7063 or kmatthews@tourolaw.edu.

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